Law- firm Eversheds has appointed five new corporate solicitors at its Birmingham office, in response to an increase in deal activity and a return of confidence in the corporate-finance market.
The Birmingham corporate practice has advised on many high-profile national and international deals in recent months, such as Bakkavor on its £485 million recommended bid for Geest and Jessops on its £160 million IPO.
The Birmingham office has also been involved in a number of strategic projects in the region such as the new Bull Ring and the Masshouse development.
Stephen Kitts, head of corporate finance at Eversheds in the Midlands, said: "The appointment of so many new solicitors to the corporate team in Birmingham illustrates the firm's rapid growth and success during recent months."
The new solicitors at the Birmingham office are Ciaran Hickey, Nicholas McCarthy, James Crellin, Amerjit Kalirai and Mark Saunders.
Mr Kitts continued: "The new solicitors have been brought on board to offer a fresh outlook and support the existing team in the exceptional work they are already doing.
"The new appointments are also good news for the region and we are confident that with a larger corporate team our turnover, profits, and staff levels will continue to rise. We have had a successful first quarter of the year and look forward to further corporate achievements while remaining committed to serving the region's clients from our Birmingham office."